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88 inch motor will not run properly.

Front cylinder wont run.plugs



front cylinder wont run .plugs-wires were replaced.bike ran fine .as i was riding the front cylinder lost power as if a plug fouled.motor is fresh-compression is fine.i looked for a short and thought i fixed it.now fuses are blowing.motor has a carb not injected.it has a crane fireball hi-4tc performance ignition. I WOULD BE GRATEFUL FOR ANY HELP money is tight and this is my mode of transportation until our car is repaired after being hit by a hit and run driver...THANKS FOR ALL!!! ROBERT BRADY!!!!!!!!!!!










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    Same but back cylinder not firing

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I isolated the wiring-- checking for a short or shorts .found the short of all places in the light switch.then one by one went through the ignition system. took the cover off the coil @#%$^@~ the coil blew ...was split at the seam on top .I tried a shortcut by asking if anyone had this problem before .I appreciate the suggestions but had to as usual find and deal with it myself. ONCE AGAIN THANKS FOR ALL..FIXYA IS A GOOD TRIP FOR US TO PASS ON OUR PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS HAPPY-RIDING-TO YOU-ALL!!!!!!!! LOVE,RESPECT,!!! " BIG RED ONE "

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Is the front cylinder firing? put a spark tester on it or pull the plug and ground it to the motor head or something and roll it over and see if it fires. If not then chances are the ignition is bad.

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